Certified Grant Writer® Exam

The Certified Grant Writer® professional credential is the grant industry standard for professionals in government and philanthropy.  The credential documents that the professional has demonstrated proficiency in grant researching, proposal writing, budgeting, and professional ethics.  The professional credential is valid for a period of 5 years and may be renewed by earning 30 CGW Renewal Credits every 5 years.  Only persons who has passed all 5 sections of the Certified Grant Writer® Exam may use the term "Certified Grant Writer®" during the 5 year validity period of the professional credential.


American Grant Writers' Association, Inc. was awarded a Trademark Registration for "Certified Grant Writer" on March 15, 2011 by the US Patent and Trademark Office.  American Grant Writers Association is the only legal entity in the United States that may award the "Certified Grant Writer®" professional credential.

Registration for the CGW Exam

We offer 3 options to register for the Certified Grant Writer
® Exam.   The CGW Review Course and CGW Exam are only offered in person


1.  Certified Grant Writer® Online Series   
  • Price:  $ 999.00 per person   On sale for just $949.00 per person thru 1/30/2017 for online purchases only
  • Link to CGW Online Series
2.  Certified Grant Writer Workshop Series   
3.  Certified Grant Writer® Review Course and Examination only
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